‘Jessica Jones’ Showrunner Talks Season 2 Villain, ‘Defenders’ Connection

A few months back we officially confirmed that Jessica Jones season two was greenlit. Since then, however, news revolving around the season has been relatively slow.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Jessica Jones showrunner Melissa Rosenberg talked about the villain(s) we could see in season two, along with the season’s connection to 2017’s Defenders.

On the Defenders connection:

My colleagues Marco Ramirez and Doug Petrie, who are doing Defenders, they’ve shared material. We’ve sat down for many conversations about what are they doing, what’s happening with Jessica? They want my input, they want all the different showrunners’ input on the characters that they’re most familiar with. Marvel was very smart in hiring those guys, because they’re really collaborative. They enjoy collaboration, which is not always the case, and they listen, and we listen to them. We’re really trying to find a way to respond to the things that they want to do, and them to respond to the things we want to do. So far so good. It’s working out. If they weren’t who they were as people, it could be very problematic. But they’re the absolutely right people to do this.”

On possible villains in the season:

“Or antagonists, plural. No one is ever going to beat David Tennant as Kilgrave, so you don’t do that. The biggest mistake would be to try to repeat that. You just go, “OK, we’re not doing that, so we have this open to us.” I can’t spoil a surprise. [Responding to the follow-up question of who this might be]”

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Season two of Jessica Jones hits Netflix sometime in 2018.


Source: EW.

Aric Sweeny
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